Monday, April 13, 2009

Hot Dog! Dog 'n Suds is open!

I drove over to Dog 'n Suds over at 2050 North Ridge Road in Sheffield Township this weekend to see if it was open yet, and to snap a picture for this blog. I'm happy to say that the owner, Ilene Hampton, was there and getting things ready to open today for her 48th year. I'm not sure if she was still planning to sell the business to her longtime short-order cook.
  According to newspaper articles from last year, the Dog 'n Suds drive-in has been there since 1957 and Hampton has owned it since 1961. It is the only Dog 'n Suds left in Ohio.
   Be sure to stop in for some good food and fun, and to support this classic local drive-in. (And don't forget to leave a big tip for the carhops!)
   Corporate ownership of Dog 'n Suds brand root beer has bounced around a bit through the years; here is a link to a licensing website put up by the current owners. It has a little bit of history about the brand. 

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